Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Jonathan S. Tobin

New Spielberg film shows why fighting terror's not a job for
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Steven Spielberg's latest film, "Munich" which opens this week, is, the opening credits tell us, "inspired by real events." The events center on the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, and the subsequent campaign by the Jewish state to hunt down those involved in the murder of its citizens. Carried out in the presence of the international media and...
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Excerpts from international writers with commentary on issues relating to the Middle East, Israel and world Jewry: Plan at the Polls Worked Out Too Well: Egypt's Dictator Outwitted Himself Columnist Jackson Diehl writes in The Washington Post ( www.WashingtonPost.com ) on Dec. 5 that the Egyptian government's election fraud backfired: "Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a former general, practices politics with...
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Senate icon is the last, best hope for bi-partisan support for U.S. victory in Iraq
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If there's anyone in this country who has a right to hold a grudge against George W. Bush, it's Joe Lieberman, Connecticut's junior Democrat in the U.S. Senate. After all, Lieberman was almost certain that he was going to be inaugurated as America's first Jewish vice president back in January 2001. He certainly came close enough to victory, but along...
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Liberals should listen to conservative whining about the 'war on Christmas'
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Whenever the calendar turns to December, the air usually becomes thick with the sound of Jews whining about the holiday season. For some of us, this is the time of year when we are forced to confront the reality that, despite living in a country where Jews are free not only to assertively practice (or not practice) their faith, we...
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Sharon's earthquake changes Israeli politics, but will it impact American Jews?
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To hard-core Israeli right-wingers, Ariel Sharon was always the guy who didn't know the words to "Shir Betar." That was the hymn composed by Zionist legend Ze'ev Jabotinsky; it was the anthem for the Betar youth movement that always served as the core of the nationalist camp the Likud Party always claimed to lead. For those who idolized Menachem Begin...
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